Nov 10, 2022, 18:10 PM
PAMED Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Rule
Nov 10, 2022, 10:16 AM
CDC Releases Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
On November 3, 2022, the CDC released updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain.
Nov 10, 2022, 09:35 AM
Medicine and the Military
For a person looking to get into the health care field, the first thought might not be about the military. But, through the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), it might just be the start of a medical career
Nov 10, 2022, 09:28 AM
Prior Authorization Reform: What you need to know
A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated the passage of Senate Bill 225, prior authorization reform in Pennsylvania. What does that mean for your practice? PAMED highlights the major take aways from this prior authorization reform.
Nov 7, 2022, 08:42 AM
COVID-19 Masking Guidance FAQs
In September 2022, the CDC updated their Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Those recommendations contain masking guidance for health care facilities. In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Health released PA-HAN 663 – UPDATE: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which also addresses masking in health care facilities.
Nov 3, 2022, 11:14 AM
Governor Wolf Signs Act 98, the Pharmacy Benefits Manager Audit and Obligations Act
Oct 27, 2022, 04:03 AM
2022 House of Delegates Wrap up
Oct 26, 2022, 16:10 PM
PAMED Applauds the Passage of Prior Authorization Reform in Pennsylvania
Oct 6, 2022, 15:45 PM
Supreme Court Rules Unfavorably in Verdict Slip Case
On September 29th, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an unfavorable ruling in a medical malpractice case in which PAMED had filed an amicus brief.
Sep 28, 2022, 20:06 PM
Behind the Scenes - Joanna McClinton
Earlier this year, PAMED sat down with Representative Joanna McClinton (D – Delaware County, Philadelphia) to learn more her background, serving as the House Democratic Leader, and how she feels about issues affecting patients and physicians in the Pennsylvania. This sit-down interview was conducted as a part of PAMED’s Behind the Scenes Series.
Sep 23, 2022, 11:47 AM
CME Consult - Earn Patient Safety and Risk Management CME
Take CME Consult to earn six CME credits.
Sep 22, 2022, 09:15 AM
PAMED Asks Lawmakers and Bureaucrats to Stay Out of the Exam Room
During a pandemic, when health care is paramount and physicians have been called heroes, the Pennsylvania Medical Society asks lawmakers and bureaucrats to stay out of the exam room. Physicians train for years to be able to provide clinically sound and proven care to their patients. Medical decisions should be between the patient and their health care team
Sep 15, 2022, 13:26 PM
Using Narrative Medicine to Prevent Burnout
According to Riddhi Shah, M.D., there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to self-care.
“For some people its travel or going on a spa day. And other people, it’s taking a day at home to relax, not talk to anyone and put your phone on airplane mode.”
For Dr. Shah, writing has been that self-care outlet. She and her colleagues at the ACP created a monthly workshop using narrative medicine to aid with physician wellness.
Sep 14, 2022, 16:53 PM
Finding Contentment Through Distance Running
Every marathon that I ran was a physical ordeal and a desperate challenge to make it to the finish line within the 6-hour course cut-off time. As much as I tried to improve and would have liked to be in the middle of the pack with average marathon runners, I needed to accept that my best effort involved finishing nearly last every time. My most effective tool for coping with pain and exhaustion during a race was to remind myself to be grateful that my family would be waiting for me at the finish line.
Sep 12, 2022, 10:42 AM
Physician Suicide Prevention: Self-care and Seeking Help
You may believe that to be a good physician you must sacrifice your health, your emotional needs, your family, your friends, and a life outside of medicine. This is not true. You can and must have a work/life balance. It’s obviously essential for your own survival and your patient’s safety.
Sep 8, 2022, 14:58 PM
Behind the Scenes - Representative Aaron Kaufer
Earlier this year, PAMED sat down with Representative Aaron Kaufer (R – Luzerne) to learn more his background and his role on the Professional Licensure Committee. This sit-down interview was conducted as a part of PAMED’s Behind the Scenes Series.
Sep 8, 2022, 12:32 PM
Your Involvement Keeps Health Care in Pennsylvania Going!
By Dr. Ed Balaban, Chair of the Board of Trustees
‘Tis the season. Well, maybe not quite THAT season, but it is the season for PAMED to ramp up its call to members for the multitude of initiatives going on this time of year.
Aug 25, 2022, 18:17 PM
STATEMENT: PAMED Condemns PA Supreme Court on Rescinding Medical Liability Venue Rule
Aug 25, 2022, 17:54 PM
PAMED Condemns PA Supreme Court on Rescinding Medical Liability Venue Rule
Today the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania adopted amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedures to rescind the 2003 rule governing venue in medical professional liability actions.
Aug 25, 2022, 09:25 AM
PA DOH Patient Advocacy Program Alert: Provider Voluntary DEA License Surrender
PAMED has been informed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that a provider has voluntarily surrendered their DEA license, which means that provider is currently not able to prescribe controlled substances.